Office of Equity, Saint Paul Public Schools
345 Plato Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Saint Paul Public School's Out for Equity program strives to maintain a safe and welcoming school environment that fosters positive self esteem, respect for others, and academic success for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students through direct programming, professional development for staff, and supports for families.
Out for Equity's Queer & Trans Youth Leadership Program presents this fabulous event about queer &/or trans leaders within different black power movements. The event will begin with a screening of the documentary Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin about the architect of the Civil Rights Movement. A panel discussion with young, black, queer &/or trans leaders will follow the film.
The event focuses beyond the movements themselves to what it's like to be black and have queer &/or trans identities in an arena that's not focused on those identities. Are leaders able to bring their full selves to their movement work? How has it or hasn't it changed from Bayard's time to present day?
Date: Monday, February 23, 2015
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Location: Washington Technology Magnet, 1495 Rice St., St. Paul, MN 55117
The theme for this year's Queer Youth Prom is "Cosmic Queers." The event will be April 25th from 7 PM to 10 PM at Hamline University's Anderson Center. The Anderson Center is at 1536 Hewitt Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104.
This year's Queer Youth Prom will be hosted by students in Hamline University's Spectrum and Out for Equity programs. It is open to youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and their allies ages 14-20. All attendees must show a photo identification indicating their age. Student identification cards are accepted. Youth may learn more and get involved at the Facebook event page.
Saint Paul Public School high school students are preparing to participate in the Youth Summit on March 3rd. Last year's event was at capacity and included workshops about bullying prevention, racial equity, addressing stereotypes, mental health, and advocating for more supports in schools for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender.
High school students should connect with their school's gender and sexuality alliance (GSA) adviser to get a permission slip and get registered. Transportation, lunch, and a t-shirt will be provided.
The Committee of the School Board heard the proposed "Gender Inclusion Policy" at their meeting on January 13th.
Public comment will be heard at the January 20th School Board meeting.
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